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Best Poetry Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Poetry books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Sun and Her Flowers (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadFrom Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept…
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

2. Milk and Honey (2015)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThe book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look….
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

3. I Saw You As A Flower: A Poetry Collection (2018)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThere is a time for everything— a time to wither, a time to grow, and a time to blossom. I Saw You As A Flower is a poetry collection that encompasses heartbreak, growth, and finding love. These poems are for those who love too deeply, for those who break too easily, and for those who continue to rise— time and time again. Ellen Everett’s words enable readers to confront their deepest sorrows and piece together the parts that are broken. This is a story of heartbreak and love— but more importantly, a story of overcoming, empowerment, and survival….
Author(s): Ellen Allbrey Everett

4. The Dark Between Stars: Poems (2018)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadAtticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again. While grappling with the question of how to live with purpose and find meaning in the…
Author(s): Atticus

5. The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadThe Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in 2017 by Spirituality and Practice Website….
Author(s): John Brehm

6. I hope this reaches her in time (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should Readyou have a message from r.h. Sin…
Author(s): r.h. Sin

7. The Truth About Magic: Poems (2019)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadIn his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing. Whether it’s drinking wine out of oak barrels, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, or making love on sandy beaches, Atticus reminds us that magic is everywhere―we simply have to look for it….
Author(s): Atticus

8. Love Her Wild: Poems (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadLove Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the “#1 poet to follow” by Teen Vogue and “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris;…
Author(s): Atticus

9. The Rose That Grew From Concrete (2009)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadTupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.His talent was unbounded — a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic — a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable — as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist’s enigmatic world and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand from the time…
Author(s): Tupac Shakur

10. Petals of the Moon: A Poetry Collection (2019)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadPetals of the Moon is a collection of poems that take the reader through the journey of night….
Author(s): C Churchill

11. Ice Cream And Suicide (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadA collection of poetry focusing on the hardships that come with shattered relationships, the feelings that bloom in love lost, and the experiences of finding closure. Ice Cream And Suicide is a personal look at the events that have scarred and inspired the author to begin poetry. The woman who Ray writes about has not one name, but many. The collection truly captures the dark side of love and is proof that words can kill just as bullets or hand grenades….
Author(s): Jack Ray

12. Pillow Thoughts (2017)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadPillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most….
Author(s): Courtney Peppernell

13. A Poetry Handbook (1994)

 Best Poetry Books You Should ReadWith passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index….
Author(s): Mary Oliver

14. salt. (2013)

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Author(s): Nayyirah Waheed

Best Poetry Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some poetry books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Empathy In Contemporary Poetry After Crisis

Author(s): Anna Veprinska
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2457239

The reception of Greek lyric poetry in the ancient world : transmission, canonization and paratext

Author(s): Currie, Bruno; Rutherford, Ian
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2462836

The Mental Life of Modernism: Why Poetry, Painting, and Music Changed at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Author(s): Samuel Jay Keyser
Publisher: MIT Press, Year: 2020, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2476264

The Music of Time: Poetry in the Twentieth Century

Author(s): John Burnside
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2476705

Roots of Lyric: Primitive Poetry and Modern Poetics

Author(s): Andrew Welsh
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2494372

Old English and Middle English Poetry

Author(s): Derek Pearsall
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2496008

A Little History of Poetry

Author(s): John Carey
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2522273

The George Washington Bridge : Poetry in Steel

Author(s): Michael Aaron Rockland
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 76 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2550188

The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with a Typewriter

Author(s): Brian Sonia-Wallace
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2020, Size: 866 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2550689

The Poetry and Prose of Wang Wei. Volume 1

Author(s): Paul Rouzer; Christopher Nugent
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2553896

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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